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Trans'Arts

Since 2009, The PB has been active organising educational workshops for musicians and dancers in conservatories and associations in the Paris area. (this includes residencies, masterclasses, compositional work, intervention within primary and secondary schools)

 

A wide-ranging interdisciplinary project

 

The aim of the «Trans’Arts» project is to organise live performances in which amateur music and dance students are incorporated into the PB band.

In addition to the PB repertoire, an original composition is written for each project and customized to the needs and capabilties of the participants.

Trans'Arts Danse

©Sylvain Guitz

 

Associated artist

 

Walter Thompson

©Sylvain Guitz

 

Walter Thompson - Soundpainting.

Walter Thompson has achieved international recognition as a composer and for the creation of Soundpainting, the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language. Thompson has composed Soundpaintings with contemporary orchestras, dance companies, theatre ensembles and multidisciplinary groups in United States, Europe and South America.

In 1974, after attending Berklee School of Music, Walter Thompson moved to Woodstock and began an association with the Creative Music Studio. While there, he studied composition and woodwinds with Anthony Braxton and began to develop his interest in using hand and body gestures as a way to create real-time compositions. Beginning as a tool to help shape the direction of a performance, it has evolved to become a universal composing language for composers and artists off all disciplines and abilities.

The language continues to be developed through Thompson’s performances, international think tanks, and the contributions of a wide range of artists and educators. Soundpainting is now being used both professionally and in education in more than 35 countries around the world.

 

Dancers

 

Eva Legé / Caroline Lopez Cauty / Lise Coeslier

Danseuse PEE BEE

©Laurent Abécassis

  Danseuse PEE BEE

  Danseuse PEE BEE

©Laurent Abécassis